Wanted to see how y'all use sample packs (if you do), and mostly what you use them for.
For me, I tend to just use my trusty vengeance essential house pack for the stock percussion one-shots, which i'll write my own beats with. I don't care much for synthesizing percussion, so I'll just drop samples in the order I want them, and add in shaker loops and whatever other funky groovy stuff I find and chop it up into a beat.
Really don't touch any of the synth loops much. I do however really like sample packs that have material that would be impossible to re-create with VST's, like acoustic guitar loops from big fish, or the 'desert oud' pack from world strings series. can't emulate the expression represented there, so it's nice t have those, but other than that I like just being able to have quality percussion I can re-arrange and chop up.